#279 – Florida’s Autumn

Florida's autumn

 

How many times have I heard someone say, “There just isn’t any seasonal change in Florida. I miss the changing colors of the trees.”?  Perhaps this picture will convince the Florida “newbies” that there is an autumn in Florida but it comes later and is more subtle. It would be more dramatic if we hadn’t altered the landscape so severely, trying to make everything look like a New England cottage or a Midwest farm.  These cypress trees are a good example. They are relatively young and were probably planted by the owners of the property. Cypress trees were once plentiful in the marshes and glades but man has chopped them down along with the ancient oaks that once populated the pastures.  Florida isn’t for everyone but sometimes it seems as though everyone is here. ❧

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